hi there, it seems that i have unintentionally taken a vacation from this blog. so here is a catch up from the last couple (er, few) months. mostly i have spent the past few months coughing, being feverish, sleeping, and then recovering. a few days after my last post i came down with pneumonia! i have never had pneumonia before, in fact i have never had a fever that i remember either. but i came down with both. so i very very sick for about two weeks until my doctor figured out that i had legionnaires disease. then i was given the right antibiotic and started getting better, but those two weeks were pretty miserable. then it took me a few months to recover from being that sick. i spent a lot of time sleeping, reading and knitting as i din’t have much energy for anything else. but now i am just about back to normal. it is just strange adjusting to normal life and not being sick. while i was sick i managed to make an appearance at my art show closing, but within half an hour of being there i started swaying while standing up and patrick took me home. but i would like to send a thank you out to all the good friends who dropped off soup, juice, flowers, cookies and sent me much love during that time. i was feeling miserable, but very loved. after i started getting better the holidays seemed to hit. i still can’t believe that it is december!! i feel like i am living in a slight haze because it feels like i missed an entire season. but i have a back log of knitting projects to share, as i’ve spent a lot of time knitting in the past few months. this is a shawl i finished in july for my mother in law, for her birthday, a lovely gift for an even lovelier woman!. it is by far the most complicated thing i have ever made!!! i made a lot of mistakes, but learned a lot as well and i think it came out beautifully. raveled here. i also put up a post today on patrick’s blog about making soap. and more creative spaces here!